Tuesday, August 14, 2012

KinÊtre: A Novel Way To Bring Computer Animations To Life

Published on Aug 7, 2012 by 
KinÊtre is a research project from Microsoft Research Cambridge that allows novice users to scan physical objects and bring them to life in seconds by using their own bodies to animate them. This system has a multitude of potential uses for interactive storytelling, physical gaming, or more immersive communications.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Smart Trashbox Uses Kinect Sensors to Track and Catch Flying Waste

Published on Jul 19, 2012 by
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

How Kinect Spawned a Commercial Ecosystem

The New York Times has a great article about how the Microsoft Kinect is sparking a new commercial ecosystem

I love how Microsoft is portrayed as generously releasing such a revolutionary technology to the Open Source community for the greater good.  I can’t imagine reading an article about Apple written in a similar vein.

Here's a cool video showing people using the Kinect to make 3D holograms of themselves and talking about where this technology is leading us.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pixar Almost Deleted Toy Story 2

Great post on Quora regarding Pixar and how the Toy Story 2 source files were almost deleted.